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March 27, 2021

James Packer’s Crown Resorts considers $6.2 billion Blackstone bid, Next-gen hotel heir David Marriott to succeed father Bill Marriott, Grosvenor Estate appoints new family office head in management revamp.

James Packer’s Crown Resorts considers $6.2 billion Blackstone bid

Crown Resorts, Australia’s largest casino operator and majority owned by billionaire heir James Packer, is mulling an acquisition offer of $6.2 billion from US private equity giant Blackstone.

March 3, 2020

Following a similar pattern to the SARS coronavirus outbreak in 2003, the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has further exacerbated the shortage of private jets and crew. While specific figures for chartered jet flights are not publicly available, it is reported that a number of operators have seen a steep increase in interest due to the outbreak.

Following a similar pattern to the SARS coronavirus outbreak in 2003, the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has further exacerbated the shortage of private jets and crew. While specific figures for chartered jet flights are not publicly available, it is reported that a number of operators have seen a steep increase in interest due to the outbreak.

October 30, 2019

Barclay brothers put Telegraph newspaper up for sale, Sino Biopharmaceutical founder transfers wealth to 24-year-old son and Galeries Lafayette to open 10 new stores in China by 2025.

Barclay brothers put Telegraph newspaper up for sale

The UK’s billionaire Barclay brothers have put the Telegraph newspapers up for sale as they review their family empire.

Sir David Barclay and his identical twin Sir Frederick (pictured left) have owned the media group since 2004, but were said to be eyeing a sale as a part of a wider break-up of their sprawling network of interests, according to The Times.

October 1, 2019

Family-owned Forever 21 files for bankruptcy, billionaire Carlos Slim’s company confident over Mexican TV licence and Fiji Water billionaires gift $750 million for climate change research.

Family-owned Forever 21 files for bankruptcy

Forever 21, a family-owned teen fashion retailer, has filed for bankruptcy protection, toppled by intense competition and its own rapid expansion.

In a statement, the retailer said as part of its restructuring, it would look to close most of its international stores in Asia and Europe and 178 stores in the US, with up to 350 stores closing overall. It will continue operations in Mexico and Latin America.

September 26, 2019

Families looking to formalise their governance structure should ensure all next generation members are involved in the process so they can voice ideas for their future and contribute to the terms, says next gen Marie-Amelie Jacquet.

Families looking to formalise their governance structure should ensure all next generation members are involved in the process so they can voice ideas for their future and contribute to the terms, says next gen Marie-Amelie Jacquet.

September 25, 2019

Hotel magnate Barron Hilton dies age 91, Volkswagen chief executive faces criminal charges in Germany over ‘dieselgate’ and billionaire Uniqlo founder fears Brexit could turn UK into the ‘sick man of Europe’.

Hotel magnate Barron Hilton dies age 91

Barron Hilton, the hotel magnate who expanded his father’s chain, has died age 91.

In a statement, the Hilton family said Hilton died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles on Thursday. He is survived by eight children, 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. His wife, Marilyn Hawley Hilton, died in 2004.

“The Hilton family mourns the loss of a remarkable man,” Steven M Hilton, Hilton’s son and chairman of the family’s Conrad N Hilton Foundation, said.

September 10, 2019

Purdue Pharma expected to file for bankruptcy as settlement talks stall, family-owned Geely takes stake in German flying taxi start-up and Oracle’s Larry Ellison steps in to save daughter’s film production company.

Purdue Pharma expected to file for bankruptcy as settlement talks stall

The Sackler family, owners of Oxycontin-maker Purdue Pharma, have rejected a deal that would see them give up $4.5 billion of their personal wealth to settle multiple lawsuits against their company, according to two state attorneys general negotiating with the company.

September 5, 2019

Tetra Pak billionaire Hans Rausing dies age 93, Billionaire Uniqlo founder wants to be succeeded by a woman and Marvel superheroes rescue Lego sales.

Tetra Pak billionaire Hans Rausing dies age 93

Hans Rausing, the billionaire Swedish industrialist who helped turn his family’s food packaging company Tetra Pak into a global giant, has died aged 93.

In a statement, his family said Rausing (pictured) died peacefully in his sleep at Wadhurst Park, his estate in East Sussex, with his wife, Marit, at his side.

He is survived by Marit, three children—Lisbet, Sigrid and Hans Kristian—and seven grandchildren.

August 29, 2019

Sackler family offers up to $12 billion to settle opioid lawsuits, Lego family fund poaches Google director to join board and Asia’s richest families join the call to end Hong Kong unrest.

Sackler family offers up to $12 billion to settle opioid lawsuits

Purdue Pharma, the makers of OxyContin, the prescription painkiller at the heart of the US’ opioid crisis, have offered between $10 billion and $12 billion to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits from US states and cities.

The company, owned by the billionaire Sackler family, has been blamed for fuelling the US’ opioids crisis by aggressively and deceptively marketing its painkillers to doctors and downplaying the risks of addiction.

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